Month: July 2009

Assembling does not equal cooking

Assembling does not equal cooking

Great article by Michael Pollan in The New York Times called “Out of the Kitchen, Onto the Couch.” It is a discussion of the notion that while the Food Network and TV cooking shows are watched by millions, it may not be translating into more…

Padma. A comedienne?

Padma. A comedienne?

Variety magazine reports that Top Chef host and model Padma Lakshmi is working out a deal to star in a sitcom. It will apparently be about “a woman working in the culinary world.” Sounds like a real stretch there. Doesn’t kind what kind of culinary…

SF Chefs. Food. Wine.

SF Chefs. Food. Wine.

This is shaping up to be an amazing event. Sign up now as some of the classes and seminars are selling out!

Revolutionary Dinner

Revolutionary Dinner

Last weekend in celebration of Independence Day (U.S.) and Bastille Day (France), we gathered with our neighbors and friends for an evening of food and wine. The evening, as in years past, was heavily weighted toward the French side of The Pond. On the menu:…

Homesteading my a*&%#

Homesteading my a*&%#

For all the talk about homesteading and people doing more at home…it is virtually impossible to find pink curing salt in the Bay Area. Search for “pink salt” and you get the yuppie “Himalayan” salt, even at Walmart. But nothing as basic as a curing…

Oh, so now it’s called “Urban Homesteading”?

Oh, so now it’s called “Urban Homesteading”?

Article in today’s The New York Times about a woman in Oakland who does…well, we’re not entirely sure what, since the article didn’t have much of a point. Something about canning and preserving for “leaner times.” But it seems she was preparing a meal for guests. And, oh yea, she also either works for or runs a consulting company called Live Culture.

I love what she (Anya Fernald) is doing out there in Oakland–and would love to explore ways to get involved. Just wish the article’s writer hadn’t produced such a scattered article.